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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding MCSB’s temporary license application property for the commercial cannabis activity supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Retailer (nonstorefront) inhalable cannabis cannabis plants 2019 problems emergency regulations Completed Temporary License Application Form at least 20% ownership interest microbusinesses THC levels paper inserted into the packaging transportation of cannabis goods supply chain aggregate interest of 20% or more conducting quality assurance review manufacturer's name BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Operating Procedures licensing cannabis distributors identity of the product extracts labels not be attractive investment into a commercial cannabis business temporary license list of artificial food colorings opaque exit package California Department of Public Health (CDPH) packaging and labeling 2019 recent news CO2 and ethanol extractions carbohydrates and fat per serving inventory packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls cannabis sales and/or consumption persons 21 years of age or older medicinal and adult-use markets Premises Diagram hang tag or a peel-back label an officer or director of a cannabis business member manager Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Industrial Hemp Advisory Board three cannabis licensing authorities recordkeeping amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package 2019 regulations dried flower highly-concentrated oils or waxes surety bond shared-use manufacturing facilities manufacturing cannabis products shipping manifest licensing scheme distributors period of 120 days adult-use commercial cannabis activity definition of owner contaminants Temporary License Application Information government warning statement label alcoholic beverages manufacturing meat and seafood, and other products Ethanol Transport vehicles alarm system Vehicle Requirements equity interest in a commercial cannabis business license review process manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) periods of 90 days extensions Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products licensing cannabis microbusinesses Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises structure and formation documents cultivation Licensees 2019 new laws managing member Premises Information Cannabinoids Testing Form # CDPH-9041 required limits pre-made or purchased commercial cannabis products Heavy Metals Testing Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates basic nutritional information unique ID/batch number extraction licensed premises commercial cannabis activity vape cartridges manufacturing activities cannabis event organizer license sampling standards no infusion of alcohol CDTFA seller’s permit onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods amount of sodium local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations The California Department of Public Health's 2019 issues child-resistant packaging shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company disposal compliance with local jurisdiction volatile solvent Food-grade Butter/Oil Financial information Edibles– Products final form cannabis market licensed cannabis distributors storage of cannabis goods Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Butane/Hexane/Propane regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Temporary License Application evidence of rehabilitation Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin potentially-hazardous foods Category I Residual Pesticides Testing A-licensees persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business licensed physical location (premises) Physical address Personnel Requirements Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Seller’s permit number California Public Records Act product guidelines The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Cannabis Manufacturing ingredient list procedures for inventory control annual license application re-sealable Labor peace agreement ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation exit packaging Live Scans for each owner conditional license minimum standards for extraction processes labeling must enter certain events exception for testing laboratories 2019 compliance CDPH-9041 Type S share facility space loop system state cannabis licensing premises diagram Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Proposed Section 40133 Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Transition Period laboratory quality assurance 600-foot radius of a school Retailer (Type 10) retailers cannabis training Water/Food-grade Dry Ice certified by a California-licensed engineer edibles packaging opaque inventory and quality control comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Arranging for laboratory testing edible products CDPH-issued universal symbol Moisture Content Testing Local Issuing Authority A-license infusion public health and safety tobacco products California Department of Public Health MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH topicals Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control concentrate secondary packaging chain of custody Track and Trace cannabis cultivation licensing M-licensees Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Mycotoxins Testing nonlaboratory quality control licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Terpenoids Testing Proposition 65 three state cannabis-licensing authorities Local Authorization 2019 updates primary panel requirements Business Organizational tamper-evident 120 days licensing cannabis retailers contaminant free cannabis cartoons 2019 resolutions commercial cannabis manufacturing LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS ownership premises is not within a Government Licensee Information mandated warning statements sanitary workplaces medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Manufacturing (non-volatile) local jurisdiction licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises A-license and an M-license public Licensee Lookup Tool testing methods Local Authorization Attachment track and trace system licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity manufacturers who package for other producers online licensing system Bond and Insurance Information 2019 proposed changes licensed cannabis cultivators Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division child-resistant outer package small product packaging Microbusiness Owner allergen information Temporary event up to 4 days good manufacturing practices M-license MCSB amount of THC content product formulation tinctures destruction of cannabis goods 100 mg of THC per package Premises diagram transportation Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Application Checklist packaging onsite consumption of cannabis goods workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Cultivation less than 10,000 medicinal and adult-use or both markets Fingerprints medicinal commercial cannabis activity supplemental label protocol medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity sugar no infusion of nicotine regulatory framework Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch local jurisdiction authorization testing of cannabis goods product as a candy prohibited cannabis adult-use products capsules packaging and labeling requirements valid waiver remove THC/CBD disclosure of all criminal convictions operating procedures Local Jurisdictions ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS written procedures for inventory control shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) commercial cannabis manufacturers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act payable to the state of California compliance with regulations stickers Category II Residual Pesticides Testing cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 2019 fines Distributor Transport Only Business Information testing laboratories financial interest holder no added caffeine finished product manufacturing practices cannabis waste health claims Distributor transport quality control 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Criminal History 2019 important information immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery activity for a period of 120 days secured area CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing commercial kitchens Individual Owner Licensee Lookup Tool transport cannabis goods to retailer Extractions using CO2 licensed cannabis manufacturers Foreign Material Testing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale consumption of alcohol or tobacco 2019 laws some nutritional facts operating premises manufacture cannabis products loan provided to a commercial cannabis business designated structure security and cannabis waste disposal Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 transporting cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing activity CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL local jurisdiction’s requirements requiring refrigeration entry into the legal, regulated market delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods transportation and security disposal and destruction methods diagram of the business’s layout Financial Interest motor carrier permit testing lab Mechanical access to the area(s) hydrocarbon-based solvents limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package cannabis industries waste disposal manned motor vehicle waste management laws convicted of a substantially related crime Temporary Cannabis Event sales of cannabis goods at least 99% purity Identifying information informational panel health impacts of cannabis 2019 revisions separate applications sanitary and hazard-free environment Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) security Percentage of ownership purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 600 foot radius of a school Bond in the amount of $5,000 secondary package and more.

In addition, Pest Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Dried flower Processing Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Specialty Indoor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Watts per square foot Extraction Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Adult-use Market Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Premises Quality control personnel Outdoor cultivation Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) adulteration Personnel Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Hazard Request for Live Scan Specialty Outdoor Type 11 (Distributor) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Distribution Adequate MCSB 90-day extension periods Medium Indoor Harvest Batch Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Cannabis product Bureau Preventive controls products similar to traditional food products prohibited Medium Outdoor Microorganisms Volatile solvent Manufacture Indoor cultivation Batch Edible cannabis product cannabis concentrates Theoretical yield Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Department track and trace system Verification Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Allergen cross-contact Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Mixed-light Tier 2 Processor Type P – for packaging and labeling only Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Licensee In-process material Labeling Immature plant Serving UID Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Primary panel Quality control operation Ingredient Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Component gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Qualified individual Limited-access area Allergen Track-and-trace systems Wet weight Package Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Nursery Small Indoor alternate use of a manufacturing premises Manufacturer licensee Topical cannabis product Adulterated Mixed-light cultivation Product Identity Informational panel Sanitize Type N – for infusions DPH-17-010E infused butters and oils as concentrates Commercial cannabis activity Processing aid Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) infused pre-rolls Quality Canopy M-license Flowering Net weight Type 10 (Retailer) list of cannabis manufacturers Track and trace system Pathogen Infusion Finished product Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Actual yield Unique identifier CBD from industrial hemp Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Proposition 65 warning statement Raw material Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Monitor Universal symbol Lot Nonvolatile solvent Contact surface THC Pre-roll Environmental pathogen Process Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Cultivation site Validation Applicant Holding Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Cultivation Kief Small Outdoor package flower or pre-rolls Mature plant Quarantine Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) CBD and more.


Last updated on December 5, 2019



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